220 Annual report

(1)

As soon as practicable after the end of each academic year of an institution ending after the commencement of this section the council of the institution shall give to the Minister a report on the operations of the institution during that year.

(2)

A council must comply with sections 154 to 156B and 157A of the Crown Entities Act 2004 in respect of the report.

(2AA)

Despite subsection (2),—

(a)

the statement of responsibility referred to in section 155 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 is not required to be signed in accordance with that section, but must instead be signed by—

(i)

the chairperson of the council and the chief executive of the institution; or

(ii)

if there is no chairperson, the chief executive of the institution and the chief financial officer:

(b)

a council of an institution that is a parent Crown entity must comply with section 154 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (even though the institution is a member of a Crown entity group to which section 156A(1) of that Act would otherwise apply).

(2A)

A council shall include in every annual report—

(a)

a summary of its equal employment opportunities programme for the year to which the report relates; and

(b)

an account of the extent to which the council was able, during the year to which the report relates, to meet the equal employment opportunities programme for that year; and

(c)

an account of the extent to which the council has eliminated unnecessary barriers to the progress of students; and

(d)

an account of the extent to which the council has avoided the creation of unnecessary barriers to the progress of students; and

(e)

an account of the extent to which the council has developed programmes to attract students from groups in the community—

(i)

under-represented in the institution’s student body; or

(ii)

disadvantaged in terms of their ability to attend the institution; and

(f)

in the case of an institution that has a plan, a statement of service performance for that financial year reporting on the performance of the institution as compared with the proposed outcomes described in that plan.

(2B)

Section 156 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 applies to institutions and, for this purpose, is to be read as referring to a statement of service performance under subsection (2A)(f).

(2C)

A statement of service performance under subsection (2A)(f) must be prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting practice, within the meaning of section 8 of the Financial Reporting Act 2013.

(3)

The Minister must present the report to the House of Representatives within 5 working days after receiving the report or, if Parliament is not in session, as soon as possible after the commencement of the next session of Parliament.

(4)

The first report by the council of an institution that is a body to which section 162(1) applied shall extend to operations during the part of the academic year before the council became the governing body of the institution.

(5)

In this section, parent Crown entity has the meaning set out in section 8 of the Crown Entities Act 2004.

Section 220: inserted, on 1 January 1991, by section 37 of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

Section 220(2): replaced, on 29 October 2016, by section 34(1) of the Education Legislation Act 2016 (2016 No 72).

Section 220(2AA): replaced, on 29 October 2016, by section 34(1) of the Education Legislation Act 2016 (2016 No 72).

Section 220(2A): inserted, on 25 June 1993, by section 26(2) of the Education Amendment Act 1993 (1993 No 51).

Section 220(2A)(e)(ii): amended, on 20 May 2010, by section 48 of the Education Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 25).

Section 220(2A)(f): replaced, on 1 January 2008, by section 30 of the Education (Tertiary Reforms) Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 106).

Section 220(2B): inserted, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

Section 220(2C): inserted, on 30 March 2018, by section 27 of the Education (Tertiary Education and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2018 (2018 No 6).

Section 220(3): replaced, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

Section 220(5): inserted, on 29 October 2016, by section 34(2) of the Education Legislation Act 2016 (2016 No 72).